Yeah man I am not saying dont look at the tests I am just saying dont be a sheep and follow your favorite AV test lab results ONLYAV-Comparatives has an alliance with Innsbruck University, AV-Test with Magdenburg University so I trust they know how to perform statistical correct and valid tests. On top of that AV-Comparatives is ISO, TÜV and EICAR certified, so their processes and tests methodology are checked also. I think it is fair to assume they do a better job than youtube testers
In the US, early 1950s-1960s or something, they used LEADED gasoline in their cars.
because automotive industry and fuel/oil industry giants got together with some actual doctor who then conducted sponsored tests and research for those industries and then claimed that LEADED gasoline was safe to use. Leaded gasoline also got rid of annoying engine knocking sounds. So its a win win for everyone.
....except the people who were dying that worked in those factories, or going crazy from lead poisoning, etc etc.
same doctor also claimed that lead is perfectly safe since its a naturally found element...they just shut down people who were showing evidence contrary to that claim...by flooding the media with claims of it being perfectly safe and normal to have elevated levels of lead in the air, food, water, etc...
thats why i am saying dont take everything at face value and believe it blindly
forgot to write that academic research may be conducted by authoritative professionals in the field, but it is also peer reviewed before publishing. That makes a lot of difference.